There is a strong risk that Germany’s pensions reform becomes neither a stunning success nor a stunning failure, but just adds to the complexity of German workplace pensions
It is understandable that investors are nervous. Not only are valuations stretched in many markets but there seems to be a significant threat of military conflict
Discussions over the payment of social costs, including pension rights, for a large cohort of employees from central and eastern European countries posted temporarily to work in wealthier EU countries are playing a major role in the attempt to update the existing Posting of Workers Directives
At first sight, the benefits of the European Commission’s Pan European Personal Pension (PEPP) regulation proposal seem clear. But it did not take long for commentators to point out the considerable hurdles
Will the movement in favour of divesting from fossil fuels slow down among US pension funds?
Will HSAs become the new IRAs? Some operators in the US retirement industry say so
“The FCA has picked the wrong fight. We need a way to rate alternative investments”
“At present, UK trustees do not have the right governance framework in place to be effective or accountable”
Investors are salivating over possible US corporate tax cuts. But evidence suggests this excitement is misplaced, at least from the perspective of the end beneficiaries
Divestment advocates or traditional investors – which side will lead?
Around the beginning of the 2000s enthusiasm for pension funding was at a high. As Germany took measures to unwind the cosy ‘Rhineland capitalism’ cross-share-holdings, book reserve pension liabilities seemed like yesterday’s solution
This spring marks 20 years since the first issue of IPE. Our founders Piers Diacre and Fennell Betson started this publication with an assumption that funded pension systems would become more widespread in time, leading to increased diversification and a need for clear, well-researched and well-presented information.
Registered users are entitled to the first digital issue of IPE with the compliments of the IPE.com team.